DevOps: The Big Picture

by Richard Seroter

What is DevOps, how should you transition to it, and which technologies matter? This course answers those questions and more.

What you'll learn

What is DevOps, really? In this course, we look the problems faced by today's IT departments and how a DevOps transformation can help focus on value and streamlined delivery.We'll explore:

  • Key cultural changes necessary
  • Where organizational change is required
  • How to confront the inevitable objections
Automation and technology play huge roles in DevOps success; in this course we'll analyze the major capability areas and which technologies can get your team on its way.

Course FAQ

What is DevOps?

DevOps is a combination of software development and IT operations practices and tools that help improve an organization's systems development life cycle.

What are some benefits of DevOps?

Utilizing a DevOps philosophy, you can:

  • Shorten the system development life cycle
  • Provide continuous delivery with high quality
  • Deliver applications and services at high velocity
  • Improve products at a faster pace
  • Improve collaboration between teams
  • Much more.
What will I learn in this course?

This DevOps training will teach you:

  • What is DevOps
  • How to transition to a DevOps approach
  • Which technologies matter in DevOps
  • Problems that DevOps solves
  • Changing organization and culture
  • DevOps tools, technologies, and automation
  • Much more
Who should take this course?

Anyone who wants to learn DevOps should take this course! If you want to transition to a more streamlined system development lifecycle, then this course will help you learn how to get there.

Are there prerequisites to this course?

Nope! This is a beginner level DevOps training, so no prior experience with the DevOps model is required. A general familiarity with software development and/or IT Ops will come in handy though.

About the author

Richard Seroter is a Director of Outbound Product Management at Google Cloud, with a master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Colorado. He’s also an instructor at Pluralsight, lead editor for cloud computing, frequent public speaker, author of multiple books on software design and development, and former 12-time Microsoft MVP for cloud. Richard maintains a regularly updated blog on topics of architecture and solution design and can be found on Twitter as @rseroter.

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